International Trading

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Hoptron_3000, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. Hoptron_3000

    Hoptron_3000 Initiate (0) May 27, 2013 Australia
    Beer Trader

    General interest. Anyone with experience with international trading? What size of box/bottles are you usually sending and where? What about freight costs? Are you trading Australian beers?
     
  2. Lukie

    Lukie Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    Yes. About 5 x 750mls. About $220. No.

    Is it worth it? Hahahahahahahahano.
     
  3. Hoptron_3000

    Hoptron_3000 Initiate (0) May 27, 2013 Australia
    Beer Trader

    Wow, holy crap. Do you/did you get some amazing beers in return?
     
  4. Lukie

    Lukie Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    Most people won't trade due to the expense on our end.

    And yes I have been very lucky to know a fantastic person who has sent me many, many, many amazing beers because he is amazing. He knows who he is.
     
  5. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    There are a few who trade here :slight_smile:

    Now the reality. It takes time to build a profile. You would be expected to ship first, as a newbie.
    There is a high financial cost in trading. As well you will find it just as hard to find US traders due to their cost and reluctance to use USPS as a shipping mode. European trading is just as pricy as here. Paid 250 last year to send a box to Sweden.
    Trading to Europe is easier than the US as US customs will and can send stuff back. Them you are out the shipping you paid. European countries are much more relaxed than the US.
    Is the return worth it as opposed to cost?? Yes. Have been able to try some elite US beers and have shared with a really good group of people.
    Make good relationships in trading. Most important thing. You never know what can happen.
     
  6. Lukie

    Lukie Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    One time I traded Mulder for 5 x Blabaers and all I got was an envelope with naked pictures of himself.

    I was happy.
     
  7. Hoptron_3000

    Hoptron_3000 Initiate (0) May 27, 2013 Australia
    Beer Trader

    Ha nice one. Must have been a good picture!
     
  8. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    Yeah he was bathing in the Blabaers !
     
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